Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons From New Orleans On Vulnerability And Resiliency by Michael J. ZakourCreating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons From New Orleans On Vulnerability And Resiliency by Michael J. Zakour

Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons From New Orleans On Vulnerability And Resiliency

byMichael J. ZakourEditorNancy Mock

Paperback | November 13, 2017

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Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons from New Orleans on Vulnerability and Resiliencypresents a unique, integrative understanding of Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans area, and the progression to disaster vulnerability as well as resilience pathways. The book integrates the understanding of vulnerability and resiliency by examining the relationships among these two concepts and theories.

The disaster knowledge of diverse disciplines and professions is brought together in this book, with authors from social work, public health, community organizing, sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, anthropology, geography and the study of religion. The editors offer both expert and an insider perspectives on Katrina because they have lived in New Orleans and experienced Katrina and the recovery. An improved understanding of the recovery and reconstruction phases of disaster is also presented, and these disaster stages have been the least examined in the disaster and emergency management literature.



  • Integrates multiple disciplines to study the long-term recovery of the worst non-terrorist disaster in U.S. history
  • Provides a local perspective, with at least one co-contributor for each chapter living in New Orleans
  • Examines vulnerability and resilience theory and application
Dr. Michael J. Zakour, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at West Virginia University. He was Principal Investigator for the WVU research grant and sub-award Evacuation of Persons with Disabilities, funded by the US Department of Education through the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research. In 2013 he was author, w...
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Title:Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons From New Orleans On Vulnerability And ResiliencyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:420 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 13, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128095571

ISBN - 13:9780128095577

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Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK CHAPTER 1 Editors' introduction: The voices of the barefoot Scholars Michael J. Zakour, Nancy B. Mock and Paul Kadetz CHAPTER 2 Settlement shifts in the wake of catastrophe Richard Campanella CHAPTER 3 Vulnerability-plus theory: The integration of community disaster vulnerability and resiliency theories Michael J. Zakour and Charles M. Swager CHAPTER 4 A systems approach to vulnerability and resilience in post-Katrina New Orleans Nancy B. Mock, Melissa Schigoda and Paul Kadetz CHAPTER 5 Built-in structural violence and vulnerability: A common threat to resilient disaster recovery Shirley Laska, Susan Howell and Alessandra Jerolleman

PART II. DISASTER VULNERABILITY CHAPTER 6 Setting the Stage for the Katrina Catastrophe: Environmental Degradation, Engineering Miscalculation, Ignoring Science, and Human Mismanagement Ivor L. van Heerden CHAPTER 7 Three centuries in the making: Hurricane Katrina from an historical perspective Michael J. Zakour and Kayla Grogg CHAPTER 8 The resilience in the shadows of catastrophe: Addressing the existence and implications of vulnerability in New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana Regardt J. Ferreira and Charles R. Figley CHAPTER 9 Problematizing vulnerability: Unpacking gender, intersectionality, and the normative disaster paradigm Paul Kadetz and Nancy B. Mock

PART III. DISASTER RESILIENCE CHAPTER 10 Culture and resilience: How music has fostered resilience in post-Katrina New Orleans James R.G. Morris and Paul Kadetz CHAPTER 11 Resilience among vulnerable populations: The neglected role of culture Mark VanLandingham CHAPTER 12 Faith-based organizations in Katrina: The United Methodist Church Sarah Kreutziger, Ellen Blue and Michael J. Zakour CHAPTER 13 Collective efficacy, social capital and resilience: An inquiry into the relationship between social infrastructure and resilience after Hurricane Katrina Paul Kadetz CHAPTER 14 Dynamics of early recovery in two historically low-income New Orleans' neighborhoods: Treme´ and Central City Nancy B. Mock, Paul Kadetz, Adam Papendieck and Jeffrey Coates

PART IV. CONCLUSION AND LESSONS LEARNED CHAPTER 15 The Katrina catastrophe and science: Does experiencing a catastrophe at ground zero have impacts on the professional performance/identity of social scientist survivors? Shirley Laska CHAPTER 16 How barefoot scholars were deployed: The good, the bad, the ugly Nancy B. Mock CHAPTER 17 Lessons learned from New Orleans on vulnerability, resilience, and their integration Michael J. Zakour